As is so often the case in the films of Christopher Nolan, the clock is ticking. On September 3 – and even earlier abroad – his eleventh film, Tenet, opens in theaters. Despite the fact that the trailers are deliberately vague, the film looks like the classic Nolan: Advanced technology, boldly photographed action and a high concept that plays with the perception of the times.
Since his career began more than 20 years ago, Nolan has returned to the same ideas time and time again; few directors have equally thematically or formally consistent filmographies. That makes his career – ten features so far, plus Tenet – especially rewarding to go through. All his films speak to each other; repeat their visual motives and examine their basic beliefs. It̵
My own Nolan rewatch gave this ranking of their films – given that the “worst” film on this list is still better than most films released by Hollywood in a given year, and the two or three best are among the very my best movie. They are…
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